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11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

Sample of reported job titles: Director of Operations, Fleet Manager, Freight Coordinator, Global Transportation Manager, Traffic Manager, Train Operations Manager, Trainmaster, Transportation Director, Transportation Manager, Transportation Supervisor

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
82   Core Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
82   Core Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, such as aircraft or railroad cars.
76   Core Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, environmental policies, or government regulations. Green Task Statement
76   Core Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.
75   Core Implement schedule or policy changes for transportation services.
74   Core Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
71   Core Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, or meeting with individual staff members.
71   Core Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
71   Core Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
69   Core Direct or coordinate the activities of operations department to obtain use of equipment, facilities, or human resources.
69   Core Analyze expenditures and other financial information to develop plans, policies, or budgets for increasing profits or improving services.
68   Core Collaborate with other managers or staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, or objectives.
67   Core Plan or implement energy saving changes to transportation services, such as reducing routes, optimizing capacities, employing alternate modes of transportation, or minimizing idling. Green Task Statement
66   Core Direct staff performing repairs and maintenance to equipment, vehicles, or facilities.
58   Core Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvement, or computer use.
57   Core Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property to increase efficiency and services of operations department.
71   Supplemental Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents, coordinate cleanup activities, or improve safety procedures.
66   Supplemental Set operations policies and standards, including determining safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods.
63   Supplemental Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals, or contracts for federal or state public transportation programs.
60   Supplemental Develop or implement plans to improve transportation services control from regional to national or global load control center operations. Green Task Statement
60   Supplemental Direct central load control centers to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of transportation services. Green Task Statement
59   Supplemental Supervise clerks assigning tariff classifications or preparing billing.
59   Supplemental Negotiate, authorize, or monitor fulfillment of contracts with equipment or materials suppliers.
54   Supplemental Evaluate transportation vehicles or auxiliary equipment for purchase by considering factors such as fuel economy or aerodynamics. Green Task Statement
52   Supplemental Identify or select transportation and communications system technologies to reduce costs or environmental impacts. Green Task Statement
52   Supplemental Provide administrative or technical assistance to those receiving transportation-related grants.
51   Supplemental Direct procurement processes including equipment research and testing, vendor contracts, or requisitions approval.
44   Supplemental Participate in union contract negotiations or grievance settlements.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Bar code labels — Barcoding labels
Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners
Desktop computers
Forklifts
Location based messaging service platforms — Wireless communication and satellite positioning tools
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Personal computers
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
Radio frequency data communication equipment — Radio frequency handheld terminals; Radio frequency truck-mounted terminals
Radio frequency identification devices — Radio frequency identification RFID devices

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — Argos Software ABECAS Insight Freight Management System FMS (accounting feature); Automated expense reporting system software
Analytical or scientific software — Freight Rail Crew Optimization Scheduling FRCOS software; IMSure Solutions SHIPflex; Integrated Decision Support Match Advice; QUALCOMM ViaWeb (see all 8 examples)
Compliance software — Scanlon Associates LogPak; Shipping Solutions software
Data base user interface and query software — Airline Global Distribution System GDS software; Bentley Transportation Data Manager; Labelmaster Software REG-Trieve; Microsoft Access
Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — TMW PowerSuite
Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics software
Label making software — ABOL Manifest Systems
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software — Cadre Technologies Cadence Transportation Management System; IBM i2 Transportation Manager; Integrated Decision Support Corporation Expert Fuel; Summary Systems Fleet Commander (see all 11 examples)
Route navigation software — ALK Technologies FleetSuite; CoPilot Truck; Integrated Decision Support Corporation Route Advice; Intergraph GeoMedia Transportation Manager (see all 5 examples)

See all 27 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
89   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
82   Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
80   Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
72   Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
67   Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
65   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
64   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
61   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
59   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
52   Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
51   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
51   Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
50   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
46   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
46   Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
43   Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
43   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
39   Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
36   Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
31   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
29   Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
26   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
23   Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
22   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
21   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
20   Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
16   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
15   Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
14   Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
12   Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
75   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
72   Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
72   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
69   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
69   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
66   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
66   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
66   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
63   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
63   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
63   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
60   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
56   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
56   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
56   Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
53   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
53   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
50   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
50   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
47   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
47   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
44   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
28   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
19   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
19   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
19   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
10   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
10   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
75   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
75   Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
75   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
75   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
72   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
72   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
72   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
66   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
60   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
56   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
56   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
53   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
50   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
50   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
47   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
47   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
44   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
38   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
35   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
31   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
25   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
25   Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
25   Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
22   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
22   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
22   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
19   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
16   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
13   Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
10   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
 Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
92   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact.
87   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
86   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
80   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
79   Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
78   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
77   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Identify opportunities for green initiatives.
77   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
76   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
75   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules.
75   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
73   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Manage control system activities in organizations.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets.
  • Supervise employees.
73   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Schedule product or material transportation.
72   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
72   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
71   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning.
  • Analyze financial records to improve efficiency.
70   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
69   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
68   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
68   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
68   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
67   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
67   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Evaluate potential of products, technologies, or resources.
65   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
63   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Negotiate labor disputes.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
61   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
59   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
58   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
56   Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
56   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
53   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
51   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
50   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
47   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
34   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
29   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
29   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
28   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
23   Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
22   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
21   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


100     Every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


98     Every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


100     Every day
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


89     Constant contact with others
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


94     Every day
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


89     More than 40 hours
11     40 hours
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


82     A lot of freedom
17     Some freedom
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


81     A lot of freedom
17     Some freedom
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


80     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


82     Very high responsibility
11     High responsibility
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


79     Extremely important
15     Very important
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?


61     Very important results
36     Important results
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


60     Extremely important
30     Very important
11     Important
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


52     Every day
39     Once a week or more but not every day
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


44     Every day
45     Once a week or more but not every day
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


38     Continually or almost continually
49     More than half the time
12     About half the time
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


42     Very high responsibility
44     High responsibility
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


49     Extremely important
32     Very important
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


23     Extremely important
63     Very important
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


28     Every day
48     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


11     Every day
67     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


35     Extremely important
17     Very important
33     Fairly important
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


19     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


36     Extremely competitive
15     Highly competitive
19     Moderately competitive
25     Not at all competitive
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


37     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


14     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
30     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


29     Continually or almost continually
15     Less than half the time
27     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


15     Extremely serious
35     Very serious
15     Serious
13     Fairly serious
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


30     Continually or almost continually
13     More than half the time
36     Less than half the time
15     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


12     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
31     Once a year or more but not every month
20     Never
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


15     Every day
33     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a year or more but not every month
32     Never
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


37     Every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
43     Never
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


25     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
58     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


56     Once a month or more but not every week
26     Once a year or more but not every month
14     Never
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
50     Once a year or more but not every month
21     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


19     Highly automated
13     Moderately automated
24     Slightly automated
45     Not at all automated
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


31     Once a year or more but not every month
45     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


27     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
49     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


11     About half the time
83     Less than half the time
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


77     Less than half the time
14     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


36     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
64     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


11     Once a month or more but not every week
62     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


41     Once a year or more but not every month
50     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


73     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


29     Once a year or more but not every month
64     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


35     Once a year or more but not every month
61     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


12     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
73     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


77     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


12     Once a month or more but not every week
78     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


90     Not important at all
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


28     Less than half the time
70     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


23     Less than half the time
74     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


21     Less than half the time
79     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


18     Less than half the time
81     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


17     Once a year or more but not every month
83     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


96     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


99     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
41   Bachelor's degree
34   High school diploma or equivalent Help
24   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
72   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
28   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
17   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
17   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
11   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
90   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
89   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
88   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
86   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
86   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
85   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
82   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
82   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
80   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
78   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
76   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
74   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
74   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
72   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
71   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
67   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
83   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
67   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
67   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
56   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation
11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers
11-3071.02 Storage and Distribution Managers Green Occupation
11-3071.03 Logistics Managers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook     Green Occupation Green
11-9199.04 Supply Chain Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation
13-1023.00 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
13-1081.00 Logisticians Bright Outlook
13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts Bright Outlook Green Occupation
19-3099.01 Transportation Planners Bright Outlook Green Occupation
41-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers.
Employment data collected from Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers.
Industry data collected from Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers.

Median wages (2013) $40.33 hourly, $83,890 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 105,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 29,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Transportation and Warehousing (34% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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